What’s your favorite horror subgenre?

I’m up for pretty much anything when it comes to horror movies, but I’ll make a special point to watch anything that deals with the occult. True, witchcraft has gone mainstream—you can buy “witch kits” at Sephora, for crying out loud—but those are white witches, not dedicated black-magic practitioners sacrificing some…

Let's revisit the many projects Jordan Peele has in the works

Having acquired a healthy stash of Hollywood capital after the smash success of his Oscar-winning horror satire Get Out—and the enthusiastic critical reception to Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, produced by his company Monkeypaw Productions—Jordan Peele has refused to be even remotely shy about spending it. Earlier today, …

It’ll be fine: 15 revamps that turned out better than expected

There is nothing more galling to loyal fans, more creatively bankrupt, more wholly unnecessary than the “revamp”—taking a beloved property and giving it a splashy makeover that renders it nigh-unrecognizable, all in the patently desperate hope to appeal to a new audience and extend its lifespan. Except maybe,…

Newspaper optimistically lists Trump inauguration as merely a Twilight Zone reboot

This Friday, an intelligent, moral, sane American president will cede his position to Donald Trump, a racist reality TV star with no political qualifications and a history of sexual assault. That is an extremely unfunny, factual statement, too bizarre to be real. But, as has been said many times since his election, we…

A diehard fan on David Bowie, a mysterious film, and a mini-tripod

When I started putting together our camera kit for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, it became obvious that we would need a tripod solution—something very small and lightweight that could be set up on a tabletop. All the gear we used for our Facebook Live broadcasts (camera, microphone, laptop, etc.)…

From home movies to The BFG, charting the evolution of Steven Spielberg

As reiterated by his latest film, The BFG, Steven Spielberg has made a career out of crafting stories of wonder, or strife, with emotionally resonant characters and a great touch for drama. Even though people are mixed on The BFG, it’s a good time to revisit the master filmmaker’s works, from his earliest home movies…

Next stop: An interactive Twilight Zone reboot from the director of BioShock

The Twilight Zone is set to travel through another dimension—a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of vague interactivity. According to The Wrap, CBS and Interlude, a media company that specializes in “interactive video,” have plans to revive the classic TV series in a new format where viewers will be able to…

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